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It’s Time For Edtech Entrepreneurs To Throw Out Stale Business Models

We hear it again and again: The U.S. K-12 education system is in crisis.<p>In its 2015 report, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, otherwise known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” revealed that just one-third of eighth graders and one-quarter of twelfth graders performed at or above …

Google is letting the world use its near-magic technology that helps computers 'see'

It's called the Google Cloud Vision API, and it's based on the same "machine learning" technology that underpins the hit Google Photos app.<p>Thanks to the massive amount of information that users are uploading and its constant crawling of web sites, Google is always getting better at automatically …

Google Photos

How to Convert Your Tiny Startup into a Larger Business

Started your own business, but having trouble growing? Try these tips.<p>The goal of a startup is to not be a startup forever.<p>No startup wants to be a startup forever. Sure, its founders may want to have the same hustle, drive, determination, and innovation throughout its existence, but no one longs …

7 Ways to Make Sure Your Startup Never Goes Under

Do you want your business to go under? Of course not. But if you skip these 7 important processes you could be at risk.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're a risk-taker in a free market economy. Unfortunately, the "risk" part of that definition leaves open the possibility that your business could fail. Since …

Small Business

7 Questions for Determining the Right Burn Rate for Your Startup

You shouldn't necessarily start raising capital right away.<p>There is much talk these days that startup valuations have decreased and may continue to do so and that the amount of time it takes to fund raise may take longer. As I have pointed out in previous posts, 91% of VCs surveyed believe prices …

3 Ways to Develop a Successful Startup Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

The West Has No Idea How Fanatical Xiaomi's Fans Are

Just a year and a half ago it was valued at less than $10 billion.<p>The company put up $12 billion in revenues in 2014. So how has it done it? A new report by Bernstein Research sheds new light on the Asian company, and the secret behind its meteoric rise: An extraordinarily loyal fanbase.<p>Xiaomi …

Xiaomi

Five Ways the Guy Behind Diapers.com Plans to Challenge Amazon — Again

Jet.com will give you the lowest price on the Web. And then make it even lower.<p>As far as hype goes, Jet.com is near the top in the e-commerce industry right now.<p>Founded by the guy behind Diapers.com, the company has raised $80 million in investments, and it hasn’t even launched yet. Mid-level …

eCommerce